Netflix Releases Special Video Celebrating the Success of ‘Squid Game’ + Series Achieves Over 111 Million Audience Since Release

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Netflix is commemorating the success of "Squid Game" through a special video.

The nine-episode thriller K-series depicts the story of 456 debt-ridden individuals who participated in the children's themed survival game in hopes of winning the whopping cash prize of 45.6 billion won or $38 million.

Netflix's Special Video Thanked Fans For Overwhelming Support in 'Squid Game'

Following the continued achievement of the Hwang Dong Hyuk-directed Kdrama, the streaming platform released a special video to express their deep gratitude towards the fans.

The 55-minute clip featured the iconic scenes in "Squid Game" that includes the tug-of-war, the creepy robot doll in the "red light, green light" game and the front man.

Titled "Squid Game X 110,000,000 viewers," Netflix also announced that the K-series had reached over a hundred million audiences since it was first released on September 17.

"I sincerely thank everyone who joined us in the 'Squid Game', which took first place in the world," the host said, adding, "You are one of the 111 million VIPs who created the craze of the 'Squid Game.'"

Lastly, the host left an intriguing question asking the viewers, "Would you like to participate in the 'Squid Game'?"

Over the comment section, both in their official Instagram and Youtube accounts, fans expressed how incredibly unique the series is, with some even calling it the "best series of all time."

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The 'Squid Game' Mania

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Apart from its newest milestone, "Squid Game" managed to surpass the achievement of the streaming giants' remarkable shows.

Within just three days after its broadcast, Netflix announced that it surpassed the reign of the dystopian Kdrama "Sweet Home" as the highest-scoring K-Drama after garnering an overall score of 562, while Lee Do Hyun and Song Kang's Kdrama hit 428 points during its run.

It was then followed by cementing the top spot in 82 out of 83 countries in just weeks after airing and even surpassed the achievement set by the hit Spanish crime series "Money Heist," German science-fiction thriller "Dark" and "Lupin."

Netflix Calls' Squid Game' Its Biggest Show Ever

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Still igniting massive buzz online, the streaming giant previously lauded the K-series after ousting the period drama "Bridgerton" as its number one holder.

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos hints that the thriller series had a "very good chance" of becoming their "biggest show ever," adding that it is definitely the "biggest non-English language show in the world, for sure."

Interestingly, "Squid Game" became such a huge hit that even the wealthiest person in the world raved about it.

"Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos and the team at Netflix get it right so often," Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said, adding, "Their internationalization strategy isn't easy, and they're making it work. Impressive and inspiring. (And I can't wait to watch the show.)."

"Squid Game" stars a roster of talented and award-winning actors, including Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, Wi Ha Joon, newcomer turned social media darling Jung Ho Yeon and more.

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Written by Geca Wills

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